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Surely, fighting “the inhuman” does not justify the indiscriminate killing of Syrian civilians by drones and high-tech fighter jets, among other dastardly crimes? The human and inhuman too often bleed into each other, destroying this wretched, unreflective rhetoric. This is a dangerous binary because it closes down questions of history, politics, power, justice and the […]

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People demand system change, not climate change. When world leaders gathered at a preliminary meeting on climate change at the UN headquarters in New York, and one day after hundreds of thousands (estimates range from 311,000 to 400,000) people marched in the Climate Convergence, there was a coordinated effort to demand accountability for the corporate […]

Chris Hedges, activist Bill McKibben, journalist Naomi Klein, Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and public radio talk show host Brian Lehrer participated in a panel discussion the night before the People’s Climate March in New York City this month. Thoughts for success: Chris Hedges:  Live in truth;  Naomi Klein: Build a […]

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 President Obama has labeled ISIS “network of death” while ignoring the role the US has played in the Middle East and Afghanistan since 9/11. The US has used bombs, drone strikes, targeted assignations, and torture to terrorize the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia – to name just a few. One doesn’t have to […]

This depressing chart shows that the rich aren’t just grabbing a bigger slice of the income pie — they’re taking all of it – The Washington Post.

We need to harness the real power of women everywhere and demand an end to these insane wars that are destroying humanity and the planet … Mary Beaudoin: Speech at “We Know Who is Responsible” contingent of “People’s Climate Convergence March” September 21, 2014 These wonderful women spoke for Honduran rights. Some of the most […]

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Annie Appel has recorded a vital and rich moment in political and cultural history. Here are the many faces of Occupy. . . . What [Occupy] is can barely be described. It can, however, as Annie Appels photographs vividly demonstrate, be shown.  —From the Introduction by Carne Ross   If you were part of Occupy, you […]

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 Senior officials with the Obama administration recently told the United States Senate that the War on Terror, including the renewed invasion of Iraq, premised on fighting the so-called Islamic State of ISIS, will continue for “at least” another decade or two, in their words. CounterCurrentNews.com  September 22, 2014 Assistant Defense Secretary Michael Sheehan testified before […]

“Anybody who thinks that there’s not a connection between the types of conflict we’re seeing in the Middle East at the moment and a world will be two degrees warmer has not really understood the issue. It’s not an environmental issue, it’s an issue about the prosperity and security of all of us on the […]

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‘We Have A Constitutional Crisis’ American warmongers’ fatal conceit: The massive insecurity behind their calls for blood Who profits from our new war?  Amanda Terkel, Huffington Post President Barack Obama had little trouble convincing Congress — even Republicans who usually fight tooth and nail against his policies — to go along with his plan to […]

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After eight years of negotiation in the UN, and with the current voluntary pledges of governments, we have only reduced 3 gigatons of CO2e per year from the business-as-usual scenario, and we should have reduced at least 16 gigatons per year by 2020. So, putting aside words and speeches, governments reduced less than 20% of […]

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 While many marchers carried signs urging action to “Save the Planet,” others did not hesitate to label capitalism as the cause of planetary destruction and urged “System Change, not Climate Change.” photo: G. Dunkel Other contingents included Indigenous peoples from North and Central America and members of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA). Delegations […]

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Together, Charles and David Koch control one of the world’s largest fortunes, which they are using to buy up our political system. But what they don’t want you to know is how they made all that money. Tim Dickinson has written a great article in a mainstream publication. It really introduces the Kochs to a […]

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Since 1980, we have militarily intervened at least 35 times in more than 27 countries. We keep bombing, we continue spending trillions of dollars, but we’re no safer as a result. CALL YOUR SENATOR: http://www.bravenewfilms.org/callyour… Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this […]

Isis has sent a heartfelt letter of encouragement to the west. We give you the best extracts The Guardian  September 24, 2014 • Hear First Dog talk through the cartoon • Having trouble viewing this cartoon? Click here. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for […]

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Author of ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate’ on the epic battle for the planet’s future      Naomi Klein                                                                     […]

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Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, Back to the Future in Iraq Read Tom Engelhardt’s Introduction here.  Rise Up Times Editorial Note: Tom Engelhardt, editor of Tom Dispatch, writes excellent commentary on the original articles TomDispatch.com publishes. Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition: Fighting in Iraq Until Hell Freezes Over By Peter Van Buren  TomDispatch.com  September 23, 2014 I wanted to […]

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The neoconservative “do something” crowd are really “Know Nothings” — and fatally misread the decade after 9/11 Forgetting Cheney’s Legacy of Lies Elias Isquith, Salon Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 | In the inaugural post for his new blog at the Intercept, former Washington Post reporter and Huffington Post bureau chief Dan Froomkin makes an argument […]

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Meredith Aby, Marie Braun, and Sarah Martin from Women Against Military Madness speak out about the new wars in Syria and Iraq during Peace Week, 2014. Speeches given on September 23, 2014 at the Syria Emergency Reponse action at the Federal Building in Minneapolis, Minnesota Marie Braun, WAMM Thank you for coming here today to speak […]

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Report on Flood Wall Street Direct Action …while marches are important and necessary, mass organized political chaos in the streets is more likely to destabilize the status quo, bringing forth a new social equilibrium. By ARUN GUPTA  Counterpunch.org  SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 New York City. In April 1990 I helped organize the Earth Day Shut Down […]

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